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Chef-du-Pont tourism and travel guide

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Photo is of Lessay abbey at 22 km from Chef-du-Pont

Visit Chef-du-Pont: highlights and tourist information

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Chef-du-Pont is situated in the Manche department and Normandy region.

Popular places to visit nearby include Lessay abbey at 22 km and Barfleur at 33 km. For more sites to visit and local tourist attractions see the map and listings below.

Chef-du-Pont, France: places to visit and attractions

Some of the places that we have visited and reviewed and can recommend when you are sightseeing close to Chef-du-Pont in Normandy.

Note that all distances below are 'direct' and real driving distances will be greater!

Lessay abbey

Lessay abbey

Abbey at 22 km (direction south-west)

The abbey church at Lessay is an important example of...

See Lessay abbey guide


Most Beautiful Village at 33 km (direction north-north-east)

Barfleur is listed among the 'most beautiful villages in France' and the...

See Barfleur guide
Normandy landing beaches

Normandy landing beaches

at 33 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

70 years on and the Normandy Landing Beches still attract thousands...

See Normandy landing beaches guide


at 34 km (direction north-west)

The port town of Cherbourg has several monuments and museums of...

See Cherbourg guide


at 39 km (direction south-south-west)

Coutances is well known for its impressive cathedral, built in the 113th...

See Coutances guide


at 48 km (direction east), in the Calvados department

Best known for its world-famous tapestry, Bayeux also has an imposing cathedral...

See Bayeux guide

... or see ALL recommended places to visit in Manche

Map of places to visit near Chef-du-Pont


Markets in and near Chef-du-Pont

  • Sainte-Mere-Eglise: market Thursday (4km)
  • Carentan: market Monday all day (11km)
  • Valognes: market Friday (17km)
  • La Haye-du-Puits: market Wednesday (17km)
  • Isigny-sur-Mer: market Wednesday & Saturday (19km)
  • Grandcamp-Maisy: market Sunday (22km)
  • Periers: market Saturday (22km)
  • Bricquebec: market Monday (23km)
  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue: market Saturday (24km)
  • Quettehou: market Tuesday (24km)

More information about Chef-du-Pont, Normandy

Tourist attractions near Chef-du-Pont, France

What to do at Chef-du-Pont? Some places with official tourist classifications and other places of interest to visit nearby that should provide inspiration if you are visiting Chef-du-Pont.

Heritage sites

  • Saint-Vaast-la-Hougue tours (Vauban fortifications) (24km)

Most beautiful villages in France

(see also beautiful French villages)

Regional Natural Parcs

  • Marais du Cotentin et du Bessin (9km)

Churches and religious monuments

  • Abbaye de Cerisy-la-Forêt (Cerisy-la-Foret) (36km)

Remarkable gardens

  • Château de Beaurepaire (33km)
  • Parc du château des Ravalet (33km)
  • Argences (42km)
  • Parc du château de Nacqueville (43km)
  • Plantbessin (45km)
  • Jardin botanique du château de Vauville (46km)
  • Jardin Jacques Prévert (55km)

Sites of natural beauty

  • Baie des Veys (15km)
  • Forêt de Cerisy (40km)
  • Roches de Ham (45km)
  • Cap de la Hague (53km)
  • Nez de Jobourg (54km)

Towns of Art and history

Villages d'etape

(recommended place to break a long journey)

  • Torigni-sur-Vire (47km)

Villages in bloom 4* (fr: ville fleurie)

Zoo and/or wildlife park

  • Parc zoologique de Jurques (60km)

Geography and distances

Chef-du-Pont is in the north of France at 35 kilometres from Saint-Lo, the department capital (general information: Chef-du-Pont is 275 kilometres from Paris).

Geographical Information

Commune: Chef-du-Pont

Canton: Sainte-Mère-Église

Arrondissement: Cherbourg-Octeville

Department: Manche

Region: Normandy

Postcode: 50480

Distance to Chef-du-Pont

from Saint-Lo (prefecture): 35 km

from Paris: 275 km

from Calais: 287 km

from Nice: 912 km

from Bordeaux: 509 km

from Strasbourg: 669 km

Getting here

Most visitors arrive by car, often from the ferries at Saint-Malo, Cherbourg or Caen on the coast here which are very convenient. For driving distances to Chef-du-Pont from anywhere in France see driving distances and route planner.

We have 18 other places listed as being close (less than kilometres from ): Amfreville, Beuzeville-Au-Plain, Beuzeville-la-Bastille, Blosville, Carquebut, Cretteville, Ecoqueneauville, Gourbesville, Houesville, Houtteville, Liesville-sur-Douve, Neuville-Au-Plain, Picauville, Saint-Come-du-Mont, Sainte-Mere-Eglise, Sebeville, Turqueville and Vindefontaine.

This page in French: Visiter Chef-du-Pont

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